Welcome to the DPB Lab!
The Developmental Psychobiology Lab’s (DPB lab) research focuses on early life influences on development. During pregnancy and the early postnatal years, environmental factors are more likely to exert programming, or long-term, effects on the child’s development. Our lab’s research includes three lines: first, influences of prenatal maternal mental wellbeing on children’s health and behavioural development; second, development of the physiological stress system in children, and its relation to behavioural and emotional regulation and physical health. And third, the development of the intestinal microbiota and its relation to children’s health, behavioural and emotion regulation, and physiological stress system.
- Next summer school on Early Programming will be in 2021!Summer School 2021 Please join our next edition of our 1-week summer school on Early Programming. This highly interactive course looks into a broad range of exciting and recently discovered environmental factors and mechanisms that shape early and long-term … Read more
- Is it important for the cognitive development to go outside with a young baby?Interview NRC "I have the impression that my six month old baby develops more when she is at home. There she moves and babbles more than when she's in other places. Out of our home it seems like she's … Read more
- Interview NRC – Carolina de WeerthInterview NRC “I have a five months old granddaughter who I am regularly taking care of. What do I need to do when she starts crying and fussing? Do I need to comfort her immediately?” NRC interviewed Carolina de … Read more
- Workshop Data Exploration and Analysis in Gut Microbiome Profiling StudiesWorkshop organized by the DPBLab On September 12-13, 2019 the DPBLab organized the workshop Data Exploration and Analysis in Gut Microbiome Profiling Studies given by Dr. Leo Lahti – Adjunct Professor in applied mathematics at the University of Turku … Read more